How To Hide And Unhide Chat On WhatsApp

Your Quick Answer:

  1. To hide someone on WhatsApp, you can tap and hold his name, and by clicking the Archive icon, you can archive the chat.
  2. FMWhatsApp already has an inbuilt option to Hide chat, and you can easily use this feature to hide people.
  3. Blocking the person and deleting the chat is also a good way to hide someone on WhatsApp.
  4. To unhide a person, if you have Archived the person, then unarchive him from the Archived section.
  5. If you have blocked the person from your WhatsApp Settings, unblock him and start chatting again. 

How to Hide Chat in WhatsApp:

Nowadays, WhatsApp has become the leading messaging app, which is also used to do official activities. This app is always updating its server and coming up with new features, but there is still a missing hide chat feature. There is no direct way to hide your chat on WhatsApp. You can do other things like archive the chat, block the person, or delete the chats to hide him.

1. Make the Chat Archived:

WhatsApp Chat Archived is almost the same as hiding, but in this case, others can see his messages from the archive section. Initially, in this archive feature, when you archive someone, it will create a new section, and the section belongs to the end of the page. If anyone from the archived message you, then the new messages with the chats will come in the chat list again.

But a few years back, WhatsApp updated its Archive feature, and now when you archive a chat, it will go to the Archived section, and the section is showing at the top of the chat list, and you will not get any notification when people from Archived chats send you a message. After this update, if people from Archived chats send you any message, it will not come in the chat list; it will still be there on the Archived section; just the number of chats you received from the Archived will show on the right side of the section. Now, to archive a chat on WhatsApp:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Launch the app, log in to your WhatsApp account, and find the person you want to archive. 

Make the Chat Archived

Step 2: Now tap and hold on the person’s name and tap the Archived icon (something looks like a Downward icon). You can find the icon beside the Three dots icon in the top right corner.

After you tap the button, the chat will go to the Archived section, and immediately you will get a pop-up option to undo the action; if you wish, you may do so. 

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2. Use FMWhatsApp and Use the Hide Chat Option:

If you are using FMWhatsApp, you can easily use the Hide Chat feature. FMWhatsApp has an inbuilt Hide Chat function on its server. To use this function:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open FMWhatsApp, log in to your account and hold the person’s profile for a while.

Click three dot icon

Step 2: Tap the Three-dots icon and click on the Hide chat option, and it will ask you for your pattern lock, and after giving the pattern, the chat will be hidden. 

 click on the Hide chat option

3. Block the Person:

Blocking a person is also a good way to hide someone on WhatsApp; though it seems like a permanent hide, you can unblock the person further. After blocking the person, he will not get any time to access your account like he can not see your status; DP also can not send you messages. After blocking the person, delete his chat, and he will be hidden from your chat list. Now to block a person on WhatsApp: 

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Log in to your WhatsApp account with your phone number and find the person you want to block.

Step 2: Open his chat and tap on the Three dots button from the top right corner. 

Three dots button from the top right corner

Step 3: A pop-up will come where you have to tap the last option, More, and after that, another pop-up comes containing some options.

 have to tap the last option, More

Step 4: Tap Block and again tap Block to confirm; you can report the contact by clicking on the box. (Reporting a chat means the last 5 messages of the chat will forward to the WhatsApp technical team, where after getting 4-5 reports for the same person, WhatsApp will block the reported account.)

Tap Block on whatsapp app
Tap Block confirm whatsapp

4. Delete the Chat:

If you delete a chat with someone, it will also hide from the chat list, but it is not like blocking because, in this case, the person can message you again, which will then be in your chat list. But still, by deleting a chat, you can temporarily hide a person from the list. You can do two things: you can delete the entire chat from the chat list, and you can clear the conversation. To clear conversation on WhatsApp:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open the person’s chat and tap the Three dots option from the top right corner.

Three-dots-button-from-the-top-right-corner

Step 2: Select the last option, More, and then tap Clear chat to delete the conversation. 

have-to-tap-the-last-option-More
Clear chat
 Clear chat to delete the conversation.

🏷 To delete the entire chat:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 2: Open WhatsApp and login into your account and then tap and hold on to the account you want to delete.

hold on to the account you want to delete

Step 3: Select the Delete icon from the top and then tap DELETE CHAT to delete the entire chat and his name from the chat list. You can delete the media like photos, videos, and doc files related to the chat by clicking on the given box. 

 top and then tap DELETE CHAT

How to Unhide Chat in WhatsApp:

To unhide someone on WhatsApp, you can do two things: you can unarchive the person’s chat on WhatsApp, and you can unblock the person.

1. Unarchive WhatsApp Chat:

If you have previously archived anyone’s chats to hide in WhatsApp, then to Unhide him again, you need to unarchive his chat. To do that:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Click on the Archived section from the top of the chat list and enter the section.

Click on the Archived section

Step 2: Tap and hold on to the person’s name and select the Unarchive icon(which looks like an upward arrow). 

select the Unarchive icon

2. Unblock and Start Chat:

If you have blocked him, you need to unblock him to Unhide the person. To do that:

🔴 Steps To Follow:

Step 1: Open WhatsApp, tap the Three dots icon from the top right corner and enter the Settings page.

WhatsApp, tap the Three dots icon
Settings page whatsapp

Step 2: Then tap Account, click Privacy, scroll the page to the bottom, and open the Blocked contacts section.

Then tap Account on whatsapp
 click Privacy on whatapp
Blocked contacts section

Step 3: Tap and hold on to the person’s name whom you want to unblock and tap Unblock. 

unblock and tap Unblock

The Bottom Lines:

As WhatsApp does not have the feature to directly hide a person from the WhatsApp chat list, you need to archive, Block, or hide the person on WhatsApp. Using this feature, you can also do something that may look like hiding.

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